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Letter from the President

As we ramp up activities across the state, let’s keep the vision of what we are doing in the forefront of our minds. With every decision we make at the state and local chapter we need to be asking ourselves, “does this decision promote licensure?” and “does this decision elevate the public awareness of the work that our fellow PE’s and members are doing?” As most members know, the journey to achieve our vision is not an easy one. Fernando Arze-Peredo, PE, used to tell me, “if you are doing this job because you want a pat on the back,...
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Register Now for Fall Educational Seminars

Registration is open for our Fall Seminar Series. Check out our offerings and get registered now for one of the three seminars currently scheduled. Seminars include Mechanical Forensic Engineering, Erosion and Sediment Transport and Emergency Action Preparedness. Each of these seminars will be taught by experts in the field and will offer an interactive classroom experience. For additional program information and to register click here.
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Mechanical Forensic Engineering Seminar scheduled

This one-day (7 PDHs) Mechanical Forensic Engineering Seminar will provide attendees with a solid understanding of the forensic engineering process. During the seminar, attendees will: Understand general causes and consequences of mechanical failures Examine written warnings, owner’s manuals and intuitive design Learn techniques for documenting failures and conducting investigations Review the forensic engineering report and understand how it is organized Discuss material and non-material causes of failures and examine case studies Learning Objectives: You’ll be able to: Recognize the relevance of codes and standards in forensic engineering. Understand how forensic investigation and research is used to form defensible opinions. Identify...
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Letter from the MSPE President

After many strategic planning meetings last year, I was left with one remaining question, what is the identity of MSPE? Our organization is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who represent engineers in construction, private practice, government, higher education and industry and across many disciplines. I have asked myself many times, “does MSPE have one uniting principle?” As I continued to ask myself why this organization exists, it led me to ask why does our organization do the things it does, and what is our motivating factor? After a year’s worth of deliberation I settled on one principle that...
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Hands-on seminar on Erosion and Sediment Transport scheduled

Engineers, water resource and environmental professionals are invited to attend this full-day seminar that offers the fundamentals of erosion and sediment transport. Upon completion of the seminar, you will be able to determine when and how erosion and sedimentation occur and estimate the magnitude of sediment transport. Attendees will also become familiar with applications in such fields as river engineering, stormwater management, roads, culvert design, dam removal, and fisheries. Erosion-related policies and practices in Michigan will also be discussed. Click here for complete course information. Sediment and Erosion Seminar
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Celebrate 2nd Annual Professional Engineers Day

Celebrate Licensure and the Profession with PEs Around the World on August 2, 2017, for the second annual Professional Engineers Day! On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the second annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Join us as we raise awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognize licensed PEs, and show appreciation for...
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GLBR Chapter presents scholarships

The Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter of MSPE recently presented two students with scholarships. Both of the recipients will be attending Michigan Technological University in the fall to study engineering. Student applications were judged on GPA, test scores and additional activities the students were involved in during high school. Dakoda Patterson(below left) graduated from Chesaning Union High School and will study computer engineering. The second student, Troy Maust (below right), graduated from Unionville Sebewaing Area High School and is planning to study mechanical engineering. Congratulations and best of luck at MTU!      
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